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Blood for Dracula (1974)

An ailing vampire count travels to Italy with his servant to find a bride.

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Mario Balato, the Servant
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Il Marchese Di Fiore
Maxime McKendry ...
La Marchesa Di Fiore
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Anton, the Count's Servant
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Esmeralda
Dominique Darel ...
Saphiria
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Rubinia
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Perla
Inna Alexeievna
Gil Cagne ...
Townsman (as Gil Cagnie)
Emi Califri
Eleonora Zani
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Udo Kier is without a doubt the sickliest of vampires in any director's interpretation of the Bram Stoker tale. Count Dracula knows that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure virgin's [pronounced "wirgin's"] blood, it's time to move into a permanent coffin. His assistant (Renfield?) suggests that the Count and he pick up his coffin and take a road trip to Italy, where families are known to be particularly religious, and therefore should be an excellent place to search for a virgin bride. They do, only to encounter a family with not one, but FOUR virgins, ready for marriage. The Count discovers one-by-one that the girls are not as pure as they say they are, meanwhile a handsome servant/Communist begins to observe strange behaviour from the girls who do spend the night with the Count. It's a race for Dracula to discover who's the real virgin, before he either dies from malnourishment or from the wooden stake of the Communist! Written by Jonathan Dakss <dakss@columbia.edu>

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He couldn't live without a virgin's blood..... ...So a virgin had to die! [UK] See more »

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Rated R for horror violence and sensuality | See all certifications »

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27 November 1974 (USA)  »

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Andy Warhol's Dracula  »

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Udo Kier lost 20 pounds in one week to play Count Dracula. On the first day of filming, he was so weak that he could not stand. See more »

Quotes

Count Dracula: The blood of these whores is killing me.
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Version of Dracula 2000 (2000) See more »

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Not nearly as disgusting as its closely made forerunner Flesh for Frankenstein, Blood for Dracula has some nice, stylistic moments, excellent period piece settings and costumes, wild overacting from Udo Keir as Dracula(subdued though when compared with his performance as Dr. Frankenstein) and a non-performance by Joe Dallesandro, a sluggish pace at times and, of course, lots of gratuitous sex scenes. Dracula must go south for his health and find a virgin(for he can only drink the blood of a virgin girl). He chooses Italy and finds a family with three beautiful, unwed daughters all professing innocence of man. A swarthy gardener(Dallesandro) works there. Add two and two and you have the basic premise of the film. For me, and let me say that I get what camp is and what the filmmakers were trying - TRYING - to do, the best part of this film is easily the brief cameo of Roman Polanski as a man in the pub playing a game of do-what-I-do. Polanski has brilliant comic timing, and he reinforces my opinion that he was and could have been a very good actor. I am thankful he still directs though. As for Blood of Dracula, it will definitely take a bite out of your time.


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